Sep 11, 2011

Holiday snuggle quilt

Today is September 11th. Such a heartbreaking day to remember. I cry. I have completed this quilt--it's made similarly to the Art Quilt that I posted about previously, except that I used printed fabrics instead of solids. I had a hoard of some special Holiday fabric scraps and I used them in this quilt. I put flannel on the back, and I quilted it in sort of straight lines (except the borders are wavy). The quilt turned out to be kind of puffy, and I think it may qualify to be called a Comforter. I love it. I'm thinking of putting it on my sofa and using it like an afghan.

The above quilt is another "Bricks" quilt, similar to the one that I made last December, except that the blocks are 3/12 inches by 6 1/2 inches. I sewed 13 rows. Why 13? because I didn't count how many blocks I cut out until later, and it turned out that I had enough for 13 rows. The quilt is approximately 40 by 45 inches--enough for a lap quilt. I gave the last Bricks quilt away to a Cancer patient--and I plan to give this one out as a gift sometime, also. I hope I can get this one pin basted today. I've been thinking about quilts that use dark and light fabric as part of the pattern--such as the log cabin quilt does. It's one of the things that we don't seem to pay enough attention to when doing free-piecing. I want to try to do more light and dark patterns.


Tangos Treasures said...

Yes to never forget!! Your quilt is pretty!!!

Lynne said...

I don't think any of us could forget - but remembering is something else entirely! I hope your quilt brings your comfort.